The Amazing Story of English

WHAT IT IS:

An interactive “walk through” of the history of our language, with power point, costumes, games, and a lively presentation! The dynamic, exciting story of the English language... why we talk the way we do, say the phrases we do, spell the way we do, and even think the way we do!

Everyone is welcome to participate! Dress up in costume of Old England, Medieval, Roman solider, or another era you wish!

This is a fun, engaging way to learn about the history of our English language, as well the history of Great Britain.

·          Hear the exciting adventure of our English forefathers! Two major invasions, one huge cultural revolution, two hundred years of a French-only mandate!

·         The Celtic peoples inhabited England of over 1000 years; why don't we speak Celtic?

·         The Romans dominated Britain for over 400 years; why don't we speak Latin?

·         French was the mandated language for over 200 years, yet we don't speak French! Why?

·         Discover this, plus much more in this workshop!

The History of English, though not usually taught, will delight your children, give them greater understanding of why we speak and spell the way we do, why English is the most used language in the world today, as well as giving a fascinating look at the actual history of England.

Participation cards will be distributed for small speaking parts:

Character Cards of people who changed history!

Word Expert Cards- Places, things, or

other important concepts which shaped English history.

Dress up in costume of Medieval England, or another era if you wish!


When:  Friday, January 15, 2010: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Where: Grace Classical Academy, Laguna Niguel, CA


Recommended seminar preparation:

Parents: Read chapter 2 of The Story of English by Robert McCrum, or chapter 4 of The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson. This will help you be better prepared for the seminar, and do the follow-up desired.

For children: Read Our Island Story (http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=marshall&book=island&story=_contents ) You may read this onlin, or buy a book.

or The Journey of English by Donna Brook, and/ or Hastings by Philip Sauvain.
Available at most libraries

Presenters: Heart & Home Educational Services

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